KINGSTON — A Kingston man is facing charges after police accused him of breaking into a Market Street apartment in June.
Justin Daniel Curat, 22, was released on $5,000 unsecured bail after he was arraigned by District Judge Brian James Tupper on charges of trespassing and use and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the criminal complaint:
Borough officers responded to a call June 2 that a man was attempting to break into an apartment at 947 W. Market St.
When officers arrived at the scene, the caller told police the male fled from the scene; however, there was a broken window with apparent fresh blood on the glass.
The caller also advised that a tenant moved out of apartment number 105 and changed the locks to the apartment. A relative came to the building prior to June 2 and was told that he was not allowed on the property.
The caller continued to tell police that the relative who showed up earlier in the day, later identified as Curat, demanded to retrieve property from the apartment.
When Curat was confronted by the caller stating he could not enter the apartment, Curat allegedly threatened to assault him and break into the apartment.
Police identified a man matching the description of black male dressed in silver clothing walking along Market Street.
When Curat was stopped, officers observed him with a blood on his right hand.
When officers asked Curat if he had been to the apartment at 947 W. Market St., he told them the locks has been changed but denied breaking the apartment window.
Curat had an active warrant from the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department for his arrest.
Police also discovered that Curat had a marijuana grinder and empty bags of suspected marijuana in a bag that he had been carrying.
He was then taken into police custody at police headquarters.
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